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KiwiSaver: Concern over fee-focused default funds

Some industry voices are concerned the new Government approach to default KiwiSaver schemes will not provide the best outcomes for members.

Wednesday, May 19th, 6:27AM

Following last week’s announcement of a shakeup to KiwiSaver default schemes, some voices are concerned with the Government’s approach.

Joe Taylor, CEO and founder of BetterSaver believes the focus on fees has skewed the conversation in the wrong direction.

“Picking a fund is a multi-layered decision. Just focussing on fees has the potential to confuse consumers over what investing ...MORE»

NZ shares rise as investors bet on earnings results

Tuesday, May 18th, 6:06PM

New Zealand shares edged higher as investors bid up stocks set to report earnings in the next few days with Serko leading the market higher.


SFO fraud charges could be the largest in NZ history

Tuesday, May 18th, 11:51AM

Kelly Simon Tonkin, a Christchurch-based economist, has been charged by the Serious Fraud Office with five charges of alleged false accounting, making false financial statements and forging a fake audit letter.


Climate crisis solution is finance: Shaw

Climate change minister James Shaw says financial thinking is the way out of the climate crisis.

Tuesday, May 18th, 6:21AM

When James Shaw was asked at an FSC event how New Zealand can successfully lead the way through an impending climate crisis, he answered with one word: “finance”.

“I’m not being disingenuous here. The way for everyone to be a winner, to be a bit cute about it, is to work out how to finance the transition.”

Shaw used the example of Synlait making the transition to more ...MORE»

[The Wrap] What we learnt from the great KiwiSaver shakeout

Sunday, May 16th, 3:44PM

There’s something very passive about the active shakeout of KiwiSaver default funds.


How three sacked KiwiSaver default providers reacted

Saturday, May 15th, 2:58PM  2 comments

Three default providers have names starting with A, but they did not make the A list in the recently announced KiwiSaver shakeout.


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Monday, May 3rd, 8:55AM

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Investors and traders both want good returns but are polar opposites

Tuesday, May 18th, 6:53AM

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Let's give TPD a second look

Wednesday, May 19th, 10:26AM

Something of the ugly duckling of the insurance world, once-popular Total Permanent Disability cover (TPD) is now routinely ignored by many advisers. MORE»

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DTIs rising sharply

Wednesday, May 19th, 10:45AM

Debt to income ratios continue to soar in New Zealand according to the latest Reserve Bank data, with more than $1 billion loaned to Auckland borrowers at a DTI greater than five in March. MORE»

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Southern Cross industry update - senior staff movements and product opportunities

Thursday, May 13th, 2:45PM

Southern Cross has made changes to its senior management team and has also announced its entire product suite has been made available to all advisers. MORE»

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Kiwi Wealth invests more into private equity

Monday, May 10th, 2:49PM

Kiwi Wealth KiwiSaver has committed up to $50 million to leading investment firm Pioneer Capital with a focus on New Zealand businesses exporting high-value products and services in large international markets. MORE»

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